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Who make the best antipasto plate in town?

nasilemak Apr 20, 2009 08:22 AM

Does anyone have recommendations? I am looking for an interesting variety as well as good value. Thanks in advance.

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    Taralli RE: nasilemak Apr 20, 2009 08:36 AM

    At the Blue Room in Cambridge, 2 of us always split their ample platter with its wonderful roasted veggies, array of cured meats, olives, etc. at the bar before a movie nearby:

    "roasted local farm vegetables, crispy flatbread 9
    add artisanal cured meats 12"

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      lisa13 RE: Taralli Apr 20, 2009 11:54 AM

      oh yes - I second this rec. It's so good!

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        Small Plates RE: Taralli Apr 20, 2009 12:20 PM

        Third. Had it Friday night. Sooooooo good.

      2. itaunas RE: nasilemak Apr 20, 2009 08:40 AM

        Traditional red sauce italian antipasto plate? Imported and artisan salumi? House made charcuterie? For value and selection you might want to check out Vinny's at night, although it doesn't exactly fall into any of these buckets. Gran Gusto is one good option for imported. A lot of restaurants are offering house made charcuterie and in some cases salumi (butcher shop, rendezvous, bina osteria, eastern standard... and the list goes on).

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          gourmaniac RE: nasilemak Apr 20, 2009 09:35 AM

          I think that Teatro(Tremont near Boylston) does a good job for quality and value. Nothing really artisanal but pretty good.

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            thegirlwholovestoeat RE: gourmaniac Apr 21, 2009 01:04 PM

            The antipasto at Teatro was my favorite but it is no longer being offered on the menu. Since they have transitioned to offering small plates many of the items can be ordered individually but it is just not the same at the original platter that they used to offer.

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              twentyoystahs RE: thegirlwholovestoeat Apr 21, 2009 05:36 PM

              Really? Is that true? That was one of the best dishes in Boston, IMO. I'm so bummed.

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                Alcachofa RE: thegirlwholovestoeat Apr 22, 2009 12:40 PM

                What?!?!? That stinks. Teatro was also my favorite. Crap.

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                  StriperGuy RE: thegirlwholovestoeat Apr 22, 2009 06:05 PM

                  I'll ditto the DRAT to the loss of the best antipasto in beantown at Teatro.

              2. galangatron RE: nasilemak Apr 20, 2009 09:58 AM

                i don't know about "the best" but i am fond of the antipasti at artu in the north end

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                  robertlf RE: galangatron Apr 20, 2009 09:04 PM

                  "Artu" on Charles St. has a great antipasto. You can see it by peeking in the window from the sidewalk!

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                  sushidad RE: nasilemak Apr 20, 2009 12:41 PM

                  Not necessarily "in town" but Appetito in Newton Centre has a very good antipasto

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                    BackBayGirl RE: nasilemak Apr 22, 2009 11:53 AM

                    I've got to tell you, I got the grilled and marinated vegetable antipasto
                    with cheeses & prosciutto at Delfino in Roslindale and it was one of the best I've ever had. Great variety & very flavorful.

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                      pasuga RE: nasilemak Apr 22, 2009 08:39 PM

                      I'm very partial to the antipasto at L'Osteria in the North End. Very fresh, very old school Italian traditional, and their salad dressing is fabulous, I wish I had the recipe.

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